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About Vida Sheffield 
Vida is an independent voluntary sector organisation. We deliver specialist domestic and sexual abuse services and training, and engage with partners to work towards an end to domestic abuse, and violence against women and girls. Our name means 'life' in Spanish - a positive assertion of what our work is all about.

Vida are reliant on fundraising and income generation activities - including small donations via our Localgiving button. Please consider making a donation to support our work: every little really does help!!

looking up in 2018...

Vida have made fantastic progress since our financial crisis in 2016 - securing new grants and a host of fundraising efforts: huge thanks to everyone who leapt from moving planes, ran half marathons or danced their socks off in 2017-18!

Once again we face a cliff edge when our Comic Relief grant ends in March 2019, and with ever growing competition for charitable funding, so please look out for opportunities to support fundraising for our Eva Therapy Service.

Here is a way you and your contacts can help – at no cost to yourselves!

Amazon Smile charity giving – when making purchases and the Smile box comes up, just search for ‘Vida Sheffield’ or start your purchase from here: smile.vida and Amazon will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases, for as long as the scheme exists!

And thanks for voting for us with Tesco Bags of Help blue tokens in Sept/October - Vida won the £4,000 top prize!

 WAGI Partnership Update

Vida are lead partner in an exciting Women & Girls Recovery & Empowerment Partnership securing funding from the Big Lottery Women & Girls Initiative for 4 years 2016-2020. Along with our Comic Relief grant, the funding has enabled Vida to sustain and develop our free therapeutic services for women and girls affected by abuse and trauma. You can find information about the services, referral criteria and contact details for the 5 key partners here: WAGI R&E Partnership Services


VIDA Multi-Agency Training Dates

Vida's programme of specialist training related to domestic and sexual abuse can be found on the Training pages [or download the A4 flyer: Vida Multi-Agency Training Spring 2019 ] 

Look for details of our 2 most popular programmes: 

  • Why don't they just leave? understanding coercive control
  • Doing No Further Harm: working with mental health impacts of domestic & sexual abuse

Vida must charge for places, but can guarantee a quality training experience - book online or by downloading and returning a booking form. Or contact us about your bespoke training needs - we are increasingly delivering training outside of Sheffield. The Vida Director, Maureen Storey, is currently busy delivering coercive control training to Police forces around the country as a SafeLives Associate.

Vida's e-learning programme is set in a medical centre, and works as a good introduction to domestic abuse issues for anyone working with the public.

Know the Line sexual harassment campaign 

Alongside delivery of our own services and training, Vida are proud to be involved in initiatives like the Gender Respect Project  and public awareness events that engage the hearts and minds of people in Sheffield and beyond - like helping to coordinate the One Billion Rising global campaign in Sheffield: OBR 2017 

Since November 2017 Vida and partners, including the Women's Equality Party, have developed a new public awareness campaign to challenge the sexual harassment of women and girls in our streets and other public places: Know the Line. The timing couldn't have been better following all the media attention generated by #metoo. Follow the campaign at  and on twitter @knowthelineSY  


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